Austria 1826-A 10 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4180
This specimen was lot 4180 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$300 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 10 Kreuzer 1826 A. Wien. Selten. Vorzüglich. (empire of Austria, Francis I, 1792-1835, ten kreuzer of 1826, Vienna mint. Rare. Extremely fine.)"
This denomination, one-twelfth of a thaler, was struck in various types 1809-72. This one, with the short haired bust of emperor Francis I, was issued from Vienna, Karlsburg and Kremnitz 1825-30. Few were made and the type is now scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.89 g, .500 fine silver, this specimen 3.89 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 870, KM 2134.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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